Organic Spirulina Tablets 500mg (Ancient Aztec Superfood)
Certified Organic by the Organic Food Federation
Easy to swallow tablets
Only ingredient is Spirulina, no fillers or binders
Spirulina grows best in warm water, with a relatively high PH. The alkaline environment is key as it enables spirulina to avoid contamination by facultative bacteria and fungi. The fact that spirulina thrives in warm water is the reason it does well in tropical and subtropical climates e.g. Mexico and Chad. The best temperatures for optimal growth of spirulina range from 30-35°c. Higher temperatures are not preferred since they are bound to interfere with the protein content in spirulina. As it grows in its natural setting, spirulina looks like slimy scum and is hence not an attractive sight for some people. Also, it can grow in a pure culture where such factors as PH, temperature, and oxygen can be controlled. Initially, spirulina was classified as a plant since it is highly packed with plant pigmentation that enables it to undergo photosynthesis. However, more research and study on its genetics, anatomy, and biochemical attributes stated otherwise. It was then classified as a bacteria, under the Cyanobacteria phylum.
This species of blue-green algae is available for harvesting all year round meaning that supply is consistent. Also, as it grows, it does not need constant monitoring therefore it can be easily grown on both small and large scale.
Spirulina is believed to have existed on earth more than 3.5 billions years ago. Some of the earliest memories of the use of spirulina can be traced back to the reign of Aztec emperor Montezuma. The servants who ran errands for the king consumed dried spirulina that they obtained from the Gulf of Mexico, precisely Lake Texcoco. They believe it gave them additional energy and stamina during their long treks. The messengers, who were referred to as fish runners, were tasked with the role of collecting fresh seafood for the emperor thousands of miles away.
The Aztecs described it as a “miracle from the sea”. At some point in the 16th century, the lakes which served as sources of the blue-green algae dried up mainly due to developments that were led by the Spanish conquistadors. The latter were responsible for conquests and take-overs in foreign territories. The supply of the Mexican spirulina was cut short since the conquistadors interfered with the environment that supported growth of spirulina. They preferred the cultivation of other crops e.g. tomatoes, and corn. Natives in Chad still take the blue-green algae in its raw form. They source spirulina from Lake Chad and other alkaline lagoons after which they dry the product in the sun until all the moisture dries up.
- Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.
How to take
We recommend starting off taking 1 tablet 2 - 3 times a day for the first week and then building up to 2 tablets 2 - 3 times a day,
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